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Trailer for Hulu Doc ‘The Jewel Thief’ Promises Real-Life ‘Catch Me If You Can’


“When was the last time you heard someone stole a crown jewel?”

The trailer for Hulu’s doc The jewel thiefon the streamer July 13, asks these and other questions about Gerald Blanchard’s life and crimes, with Blanchard on hand to answer them.

Landon Van Soest directs the documentary which, according to the film’s logline, “tells the incredible first-hand account of Gerald Blanchard, one of the most creative, calculating and accomplished criminal masterminds in modern history. Two unlikely Winnipeg detectives follow Blanchard around the world as he pulls off a series of increasingly elaborate heists in a quest for fame and notoriety through a life of crime.

Blanchard is best known for stealing a star from Empress Sisi, one of the diamond-and-pearl hairpieces worn by Elisabeth of Bavaria, the Empress of Austria. He also robbed several banks and was wanted by Interpol. Often compared to notorious con artist Frank Abagnale Jr., the inspiration behind the Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio starrer Catch me if you canBlanchard references the comparison in the trailer, which ends with the words, “Catch me, if you can.”

The jewel thief comes from Submarine Deluxe Production in association with Transient Pictures. Executive producers include Rick Brookwell and Ben Schwartz, with Josh Braun, Ben Braun, Dan Braun and Van Soest serving as producers.

Watch the trailer for The jewel thief below.

Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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